Emergency! Do I assist a hatch?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kimbo71, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Kimbo71

    Kimbo71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I have had four orphan wild duck eggs incubating and they are hatching!

    Three of the four have hatched just fine however there is a problem with the fourth egg, which was badly cracked since their nest was destroyed. Little Crackle has made a decent hole in his shell and is poking his beak out but hasn't zipped properly so can't get out. He has been like this for about 45 minutes, should I help him out or leave him a little bit longer?

    Help!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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